William S. Richardson Law Library

Japanese Legal Resources at The William S. Richardson School of Law Library

The Law School Library began its Japanese law collection in recognition of the importance of the Pacific Rim to Hawaii and to support research in Japanese law. The Law School maintains strong ties with Japanese legal scholars and academic institutions and this connection has also led to the Library collecting important Japan related legal materials.

In 1998, the collection received a significant gift from Dr. Kaoru Kashiwagi and his wife Mrs. Michiko Kashiwagi, as an endowment to support research on Japanese law. The collection also received a substantial donation of books given by the Kyoto Bar Association in 2002. The library has continued to add important resources in print and electronic formats to the collection on a wide range of subjects related to Japanese law in both English and Japanese. The Japanese law collection covers research materials on virtually any Japanese legal subject. The collection has 592 treatises and 41 serials as of November 2005, and the Japanese language collection consists of 332 treatises, 32 serials, and 1 CD-ROM.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.law.hawaii.edu/library/research/japan